Arms Introduces Its First New Fighter, Entering the Ring Next Month

Arms Introduces Its First New Fighter, Entering the Ring Next Month

And he's a familiar face.

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At the Nintendo's Live at E3 Treehouse today, Arms has unveiled its first free DLC fighter to the ring, and it will be a familiar face for those who play the game.

Max Brass, the "greatest champion in history of the Arms Grand Prix," will be joining the playable roster of fighters in Arms next month. The additional fighter will be the first of other new characters joining the ranks, as the game plans to implement additional free content of fighters, stages, and of course, arms. The first update coming to the game this month will be the addition of a spectator mode, as seen in yesterday's Arms tournament for E3.

Max Brass already appears in Arms, but as a nonplayable character. He's a mighty foe—with powerful fists and arms literally constructed of all the championship belts he's accrued over the years. At Treehouse, Nintendo noted that the implementation of Brass in the official roster might upset the meta balance of Arms with his brute strength. But players will rise up for the challenge.

Arms is nearing its release. It will be available tomorrow, June 16 on the Nintendo Switch.

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Caty McCarthy

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